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Today's quote was submitted by Cole

Thomas Paine said “The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” Great quote! Thomas Paine was the writer of “Common Sense”, which was very popular in 1776, and it helped lead the US to the Revolutionary War in America. So let's take this quote one little byte at a time. “The real man smiles in trouble”... so never shows fear. “gathers strength from distress”... so fighting fire with fire... “and grows brave by reflection.”... so gains confidence from looking at how far you've come! What a great quote. I can see how this type of thinking could motivate people to stand up and fight for what they believe!